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Eastern High Sierra Brochures - 1

All brochures are from the archives of Rich McCutchan unless otherwise noted.

**Just a note for all of you who view these brochure pages - these ARE HISTORIC brochures. Some of these places may still be in business and some may not. Whatever the case might be, the prices shown in the brochures are anywhere from 50 to 90 years old!


All of the files are in Adobe Acrobat:

20 Mule Team

Airlift Pack Station
J. G. Motel
Union Oil 76 Gas Station
(Click for more on the J.G. Motel)

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Elaine Mead shares.
This was the Airflight Cafe. There was a Union 76 gas station across the highway and a dirt airstrip to the west of the gas station. I'm telling my age here, but I worked as a waitress at the cafe. My husband (before we were married) owned and operated the gas station. I worked at the cafe in 1970. After I got married we moved to the IWV and started farming. My waitressing days were over.

Elaine

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Andrews Camp

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andrews camp


Archie Dean's High Sierra Pack Trains


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archie dean


Arcularius Ranch


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Arcularius Ranch
Badman from Bodie

Base & Pat's


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base and pats
base and pats

Bill Garner's Camp


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bill garner's camp


Bishop


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Bishop
Bishop Creek Lodge


Bishop Hardware


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bishop hardware

Bishop Outfitters


Boulder Lodge


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boulder lodge

 

Deborah Cook of Jackson, CA writes.
Ray,

I was real pleased to run across your website and see that you have a brochure and pictures of Chrysler & Cook. I am the niece of Ted Cook who owned the pack train. He had no children of his own and so his biography is left for me to compile for our family history. My father, Fred Cook, was his brother. My father was 51 when I was born, and now myself, just under 50, I find that I am fortunate to have heard the stories of the early Owens Valley first hand from those who lived them.

I have some photos of Ted and his wife Margaret at the Carroll Creek station, some taken on a hunting trip up Mt. Whitney, my father on horseback in the Alabama hills, etc, and am putting together more info. My father, born in 1902, was the youngest of the Cook boys. He worked with uncle Ted for a while and was also a packing partner of Leakey Olivas and Fred Burkhart. I noticed that the article by Livermore mentions all of these names.

I have been over in your neck of the woods several times this and last year. I am an archaeologist and was over to Fish Springs doing work at the Buckeye Mine that was covered up with dirt this last spring from Cal Trans widening the road. I was back again last October for the Lone Pine film festival. What a grand time. I took time to ride with another packer out of McGee Creek. He had stock brought down for the festival so we took a ride in the Alabamas. I was pleased that he was there. I didn't want to trailer my own horse over for riding as it is a 7 hour drive over the mountains and my mustang does not take quietly to a long trailer ride. I live over on the west side in the hills near Jackson, CA.

I want to thank you for helping keep the history of Chrysler and Cook and the other pack trains alive.

Deborah Cook (Jackson, CA - Oct 2002)



Broken Bar Pack Outfit


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Bugle Call of Death Valley Days


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Callaway's Cafe

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Wildflowers of the High Sierra   

One Packer's High Sierra Experience  
 

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